MILITARY INTELLIGENCE SERVICE, WAR DEPARTMENT, Washington DC, SPECIAL SERIES No. 20 German Ski Training And Tactics January 31, 1944
"This work is an edited translation of a German manual entitled Tentative Instructions for the Training and Tactics of Ski Troops (VorUiufiffe Richtlinien fur Ausbildung und Kampf von Skitruppen). Like the Handbook on Winter Warfare (TaseJienbtwh fur den Winterkrieg), which has been published as "German Winter Warfare," Special Series, No. 18 (15 December 1943), the ski manual is based on the experiences of the German forces on the Eastern Front, and on lessons learned from the Finnish Army.
It will be noted that German infantry regiments and divisions engaged in winter warfare organize their own provisional ski companies and battalions, and that independent ski battalions also are organized by the Army High Command to be employed as GHQ, troops (see par. 23, p. 59). The only German ski units that are organic are in the SS mountain divisions."